This Father's Day morning, SeaWorld Orlando’s Animal Rescue Team was called by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to receive and care for a rough-toothed dolphin that was discovered beached on the shoreline of Clearwater Beach.
Over the weekend, our Animal Rescue Team returned a Kemp’s ridley sea turtle, the world’s most endangered species of sea turtle, to Canaveral National Seashore’s Playalinda Beach during the Titusville Sea Turtle Festival.
This past Thursday, our SeaWorld Orlando Animal Rescue Team returned two endangered species of sea turtles to their natural environment, a Kemp’s ridley and Green sea turtle. Both turtles were rescued earlier this year and received veterinary care at SeaWorld Orlando.
This morning, our Animal Rescue Team headed out to the Canaveral National Seashore to return 11 endangered Kemp’s ridley sea turtles to the warm waters of the Atlantic Ocean. Today’s return brings the total number of sea turtles returned by the SeaWorld Orlando Animal Rescue Team to more than 50 this year alone.
For the past month, our Animal Rescue Team, including veterinarians and aviculturists, has been caring for two American white pelicans that were brought to SeaWorld for rehabilitation due to substantial injuries.
SeaWorld is known to many as a theme park featuring exciting rides and attractions, including its magnum opus, One Ocean, featuring their killer whales. Not many are aware, however, of SeaWorld’s on-going conservation efforts.
The SeaWorld Orlando Animal Rescue Team responded to a call recently regarding an injured sandhill crane in Kissimmee, Fla. When the team arrived on site, they realized it was maliciously sprayed with cooking oil. This is the second bird in one month found covered in oil.